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Elegant period Apartment in Upton-upon-Severn, Near Cotswolds and Malvern Hills

Bedrooms 1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in historic riverside town, Nr. Malvern, Worcestershire, England - Variety Of Amenities, Stunning Scenery. Private Parking. WIFI

The Old Pump House is an impressive first floor Georgian apartment with private parking, situated right in the heart of the beautiful riverside town of Upton-upon-Severn. The elegant apartment has been recently modernised and offers well equipped accommodation with everything you might need for a comfortable holiday, including a bottle of bubbly in the fridge! Upton-upon-Severn is a friendly, bustling holiday town, voted one of the best places to live in Britain by the Sunday Times in 2017. You will love it too! It is idyllically situated close to stunning countryside and a wealth of picturesque towns and villages. Whether you love walking, site-seeing, fishing, golfing, shopping, music, or just relaxing on the banks of the river, Upton-upon-Severn is a jewel of a town and the perfect place for a relaxing, magical holiday.

Conveniently situated between the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills, Upton has built its reputation on, not only its picturesque river and Marina, but its quirky shops, pubs and restaurants. Upton is also renowned for its 4 exciting music festivals - Folk, Jazz, Blues and Rock. Close to the Four Counties Showground, Upton is also extremely convenient for all the Malvern shows including the very popular Spring and Autumn events. Cheltenham race course is also easily reached down the M5 motorway.

The gorgeous period apartment, with its graceful rooms and high ceilings, benefits from a large open-plan living room/kitchen with a range of modern kitchen units, sofa bed, TV and dining area. The large bay windows offer a delightful glimpse of the Malvern Hills. The bespoke kitchen area has a dishwasher, 2 ring ceramic hob, fridge, combination microwave/oven, toaster and kettle. Even a spice rack! Although you don't have to cook when you come here - you may want to - we've tried to provide every cooking implement you might need and the local shops offer a wide choice of produce and ingredients.

The gracious bedroom, with en-suite shower room, provides a double bed, oak desk and large wardrobe. There is also an attractive, sunny communal garden and Victorian conservatory. Private parking for one vehicle is available behind the house.

Upton-upon-Severn offers a diverse selection of excellent restaurants, pubs and take-aways, catering for all tastes and pockets. There are also two small, but well stocked supermarkets, a post office, bakery and butchers, in addition to an interesting variety of antique, craft and gift shops. The amazing well stocked map shop is a particular feature of the High Street. The Pepperpot Heritage Centre and Museum add to the attractions of the town. The park offers a children's play park, football pitches, a tennis and basket ball court and skate board ramp and is situated just behind the house. Or take a river cruise on the Conway Castle pleasure boat to Tewkesbury - often accompanied with music or a cream tea.

A ten minute drive takes you high up onto the Malvern Hills where you can marvel at some of the most spectacular views in England. Much loved by walkers and hikers, Malvern has so much to offer - the Three Counties Showground, an outstanding theatre, the Morgan Sports Car factory, a golf course and many unusual shops and restaurants.

Cheltenham Spa, the beautiful capital of the Cotswolds, is a 20 minute drive down the M5. Many pretty historic villages and waterside towns, such as Tewkesbury, Ledbury, Leominster and Worcester are all on the doorstep, accessed speedily via the motorway or through rolling countryside.

This part of Worcestershire is dotted with golf courses, many with wonderful views. For those keen anglers, there are numerous designated fishing locations along the Severn Way leading out of Upton, many with steps and platforms for easy access, yet in quiet and peaceful surroundings. The Severn Way, a path which follows the Severn from its source in Wales right through to the Bristol channel, leads along the river in Upton and provides an ideal starting point for many gentle walks. Or longer ones for those with more stamina, to Tewkesbury, Worcester and further afield. Take a picnic and make a day of it!

More Details

Carola McCutcheon
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Carola McCutcheon

We really enjoy renovating and decorating houses. We have put a lot of thought and effort into this apartment's interior, as it is in such an unspoilt Georgian house with wonderful high ceilings and large windows. Our children have all left home, but they love coming to Upton - they particularly appreciate the pubs as the atmosphere is always warm and welcoming. We have a property in France which is an on-going project and, when the flat is rented, we take the opportunity to spend the time in France. But we are always very happy to come back to Upton, where we have the benefit of a thriving little town and the beauty of the river.

Carola McCutcheon purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Carola McCutcheon chose Upton upon Severn

Upton-upon-Severn is a really special little town - very quaint and friendly, with an all year round holiday feel. It is ideally located between the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills and, being only 3 miles from the M50, it is perfectly situated for visiting the Three Counties Showground and surrounding towns such as Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. But you don't even need to get in a car - there is so much to do and see in Upton for all the family. Besides the 4 well renowned and exciting music festivals, there is always something happening - in the Marina, on the river, or in the town. We love the combination of a vibrant, historic town and the relaxation of river and countryside. It's the perfect place for a holiday!

What makes this apartment unique

It was love at first sight when we saw this apartment - it is so elegant, spacious and bright. The Old Pump House is a beautiful period property, full of grace and charm, situated conveniently in the centre of Upton, yet away from the main traffic. The living room/kitchen, with its oak floor and range of modern kitchen units, provides open plan style and comfort. The south facing garden is perfect for sunbathing, picnicking, or enjoying a chilled glass of wine in the evening.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't have asked for anything more. Excellent place and brilliant location.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Upton upon Severn in Upton-upon-Severn

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom, with shower, WC and washbasin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: One bedroom with double bed. Sofa bed in living room/kitchen - ideal for a child - but please note that there is no additional bathroom for the use of guests using the sofa bed. Sleeps Max 3 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom - spacious room with bay window. Double bed, wardrobe, chest-of-drawers, bedside chair, oak desk. Door to en-suite shower-room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
NB: Please note that prior to Autumn 2016 this was a 2 bedroom apartment with separate kitchen and living rooms. It has now been modernised and now consists of one large en-suite bedroom and a spacious open plan living room/kitchen. Sorry but no pets. No Smoking. Outside: There is a large south facing communal garden, shared with the 3 other apartments in the house. The garden has a bench and a table with 4 chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen. There is an additional charge of £25 per stay for linen and towels. You are welcome to bring your own.


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Elegant period Apartment in Upton-upon-Severn, Near Cotswolds and Malvern Hills
average rating of 4.894737 based on 41 reviews

The Pump House - Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

If you need somewhere to stay in Upton this is the place. Carola and Rick have thought of everything you could possibly need! We have just returned from our second visit and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The location is perfect and the bed very comfortable! Absolutely 5 star!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you to stay for your second visit to the Blues Festival. We're delighted with your positive response to all the renovations and changes we made last year and hope that you will come and visit us again soon. Thank you for being such excellent guests!
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Lovely apartment, and great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location with its own parking space but plenty of additional parking nearby. Tastfully decorated and furnished and very well equipped. Great hosts. 5star

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay in Upton. You were delightful guests and you are welcome back anytime.
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The Old Pump House is charming, spacious and with all the mod cons you would expect. Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

The Old Pump House apartment is ideallly furnished and located for a relaxing break. There are other small towns within easy distance and places to go walking. There are a few pubs that do food and cafes for coffee and cake.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you loved the Old Pump House apartment and enjoyed your holiday in Upton. We love Upton too - it's an ideal place for a holiday as well as a great place to live!
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Worcestershire Gem

  • 5 of 5

A really great location to take in the surrounding area including the Malverns, Morgan Factory and Sudeley Castle. The apartment is perfect for a couple and has everything needed for a really comfortable self catering holiday - but the local restaurants can cater for many tastes should you not wish to self cater especially an award winning Indian which is superb. The accommodation is spacious so a visiting couple presents no problems. Communication with the owner is very efficient and helpful even when they were out of the country. We will definitely consider it the go to location for staying again which we are planning to do in the future as there is so much we did not experience, especially the trips on the Severn to nearby towns.

Truly a Gem.....

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your outstanding review. We love Upton too - it's so close to the most beautiful countryside and there's plenty to do, as well as being a well served, pretty town in its own right. We would be delighted to welcome you again anytime!
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The apartment was everything we had hoped for, very comfortable and thoughtfully laid out in a lovel

  • 4 of 5

lovely small town with everything near at hand. The only issue I would raise was the narrow access to the car park and the lack of space in the car park making parking very difficult for everyone. My car was damaged in the car park though no one got in touch with me about it. Anyway it did not effect our lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed your stay in Upton-upon-Severn and that the Old Pump House apartment fulfilled your expectations. We have never had any complaints before and we are really sorry that you had problems with the car park. Parking in Upton is at a premium and we are lucky to have a private car park, with a large parking space, but the gates and lane into the car park are narrow and can be difficult to negotiate. We apologise for your difficulty and were sorry to hear about the damage to your car. In the circumstances we hope that we have been able to compensate you adequately with our special offer for future bookings.
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Perfect location, fully equipped, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A clean, bright, welcoming apartment in a beautiful town. Close to all amenities and a wide selection of pubs and dining options, if you don't wish to take advantage of the cooking facilities in the apartment. Thorough joining instructions and easy access to the property with friendly and helpful communication from the owner. A brilliant accommodation option and highly recommended for those wishing to explore the Counties of Worcester, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and that you found Upton-upon-Severn such a pretty and well located town. We love it too! You were delightful guests and we would be pleased to welcome you back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Ye Olde Anchor Inn
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Worcester Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Great Malvern
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M50 (to M5)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Bell Coffee shop and Pundits Indian restaurant
Car: not necessary


FOLK festival - 28th April-1st May

MALVERN SPRING Show - May 11th-14th

JAZZ festival - June 22nd-25th

BLUES festival - July 21st-23rd

SUNSHINE festival - Aug 25th-27th

MALVERN AUTUMN Show - Sept 23rd-24th

The THREE COUNTIES SHOWGROUND (home to the Malvern Spring and Autumn Shows) is only 4.5 miles (10 minutes drive)


There is plenty to do and see around Upton without the need for a car. There is a regular bus service into Malvern.


Malvern - 7 miles

Three Counties Showground - 4.5 miles

Cheltenham (and Race-course) - 12 miles

Tewkesbury - 5.5 miles

Ledbury - 9 miles

Evesham - 12 miles

Pershore - 7 miles

Ross-on-Wye - 19 miles

Upton is small but offers a wealth of amenities:

A Coop and a Spa.

Lloyds Bank


A Post Office

Several newsagents

Hardware store

A Chinese and 2 Indian take-aways

2 Indian Restaurants

A pizza bar and 2 fish and chip shops.

Hotels and Inns serving food

A Tapas restaurant

Coffee shops

Clive's Fruit farm - a short walk - farm shop, childrens' play area and animals, tea shop.

Malvern's amenities:

The Malvern Hills - 10 miles of walks along the hills with views west towards Herefordshire and Wales and east towards the Cotswolds.

The Elgar Route.

The Morgan Sports Car factory

Activities in surrounding area:

Toddington Steam Railway - 25 minutes drive

West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park - Bewdley - 25 miles

Sudeley Castle - 30 minutes drive

Fishing along the river Severn. Permits can be obtained locally.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Jan 2018 - 12 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
13 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
1 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
22 Jun 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Early Autumn
29 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Late Autumn
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Optional linen £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A £100 deposit is required at time of booking (to be held as security deposit.) Full booking payment required 30 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday. (Flexibility allowed outside main holiday periods.)
Arrival no earlier than 4pm. Departure by 11 am.

Notes on prices:

Block weekend price for festivals and events. 3 days minimum but these can be taken from Thursday to Sunday, or Friday to Monday.

NB.In the high season or school holidays we prefer weekly bookings. But please ask if you are unsure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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